Men can be just as hard to buy for when it comes to Valentine’s Day, or any holiday for that matter. And while primping usually goes to the girls, there is a whole world of grooming goods dedicated just to the guys. From introductory to the elite, here are six that are sure to please.
For the Minimalist: Kiehl’s Men’s Starter Kit
Whether he’s never had a skincare routine before or he’s well versed, any man will love this set of staples from Kiehl’s. From the cooling and soothing brushless shave cream to the energizing moisture treatment, the kit is made up of fan favorites that even our men at RS can’t go without. Just be prepared—he's going to want refills.
To Buy: $26; kiehls.com.
For the Picker: Tweezerman 5-Piece Men’s Grooming Kit
This compact kit includes tweezers, facial hair scissors, fingernail clippers, and a file all in a sleek black case for almost all of his grooming needs. Maybe now you’ll he won't keep borrowing your tools.
To Buy: $30; bedbathandbeyond.com.
For the Skin Connoisseur: BirchBox Man
If the man in your life tends to be particular about his grooming habits, this might be your best bet. The original beauty subscription box that women love is now available for men. Each month (depending on the subscription purchased), he’ll receive a box containing four travel size name brand grooming goods plus one lifestyle item (think headphones, sunglasses, etc.).
To Buy: $99; birchbox.com.
For the Clean Shaven: Merkur 34C Heavy Duty Safety Razor
Finished in polished chrome, this durable razor is not for the faint of heart. It uses a double edge straight blade for the closest shave and is also made with a shorter handle for more control and precision. The website claims it can last for decades with proper care. Now that’s a gift that keeps on giving.
To Buy: $40; westcoastshaving.com.
For the Beard Enthusiast: Beardbrand Silver Line Beginner’s Beard Kit
Help keep his beard game strong with this intro set for beard grooming. Made up of a wash, softener, oil, mustache wax, and comb, it will leave his facial hair and skin so soft and shiny—no more itch—they won’t know how they ever went without it. The lightweight blend of natural oils won’t weigh down hair or leave it looking greasy. Choose between three scents: tree ranger (eucalyptus, cedar, and pine), tea tree (crisp and clean), or spiced citrus (grapefruit and spices).
To Buy: $100; beardbrand.com.
For the Clean Freak: Clarisonic Alpha Fit Men’s Cleansing
If you can't convince your guy to go to an esthetician, give him the next best thing. The stout, steel colored packaging is masculine and makes it easier to grip when using in the shower. Not only does it clean deeper to clear out pores and blackheads, the massaging motion also preps hair and gets it loosened up for a closer shave. It can be used with most cleansers, too.
To Buy: $219; sephora.com.